A motorcycle accident can be especially dangerous because of the lack of protection for cyclists when hit by the steel frame of a car. In separate motor vehicle accidents, the actions of two Illinois drivers led to a fatal motorcycle accident. They both face charges for the incidents and, while warrants have been issued, it is not clear if they have yet been arrested.
The first incident occurred when the driver of a Buick Regal hit a motorcycle while it was stopped at an intersection. The motorcyclist died from his injuries over a week later. The charges against the man state that the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. If the driver is convicted, he could face several years in jail.
In a separate incident, a driver caused a fatal motorcycle accident and then supposedly fled the scene. The driver was behind the wheel of a car when he hit a bike with two Illinois riders. The two cyclists died as a result of their injuries. They were not wearing helmets at the time of impact. If the driver is convicted, he could face more than 10 years in prison.
Because there are warrants for both of these drivers, it could be inferred that there is at least some evidence to prove that both drivers are responsible for these deaths. The families of those killed in a motorcycle accident could explore the opportunities to seek wrongful death compensation. It is important to remember that those paying for unexpected end-of-life expenses do not have to suffer these difficult times alone.
Source: pjstar.com, Two in fatal crashes indicted, Laura Nightengale, March 20, 2014